HLS faculty weigh in on Supreme Court rulings

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week on several major cases including United States v. Windsor and Hollingsworth v. Perry in regard to same-sex marriage, Fisher v. University of Texas on Affirmative Action, and Shelby County v. Holder, which concerned the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A number of HLS faculty shared their opinions of the rulings on the radio, television, on the web and in print. See some excerpts and links below:


Voting Rights Act

Lani Guinier

Charles Ogletree

Noah Feldman

Mark Tushnet


Affirmative Action

Lani Guinier

The Alcade : Fisher v. Texas: A Legal Expert Explains

Charles Fried

NPR’s Morning Edition: Supreme Court Sends Affirmative Action Case to Lower Court

Cass Sunstein

Providence Journal : Cass R. Sunstein: Wisdom wins on affirmative action

Long Island Newsday : How to understand the world through Antonin Scalia’s eyes


Same-Sex Marriage

Laurence Tribe

Michael Klarman

Margaret Marshall

Cass Sunstein

Charles Fried

Richard Fallon

Noah Feldman